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Lima Bizarre Tour in Gamarra (Witches Market)

Lima Bizarre Tour in Gamarra (Witches Market)

Overview

La Victoria is one of the most popular districts in Lima for locals, characterized for its street vendors, street food and the huge clothing industry, but what is a highlight in this place is the witches market, a market full of mysteries. This makes Gamarra a very bizarre and unique place.

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1. Gamarra
  • We will take you around the commercial city of Gamarra which is located very close to the first “Pueblos Jóvenes” (Shanty Towns). There we’ll go to the highest building of the place to have a panoramic view of all Lima city and the vast territory that Gamarra occupies, which is going to be great to get an introduction of the history of Lima and the shopping Center
  • In addition, we will be able to take a look at the hills where the “shanty towns” are located, communities created in the 70’s and 80’s due to the massive immigration of people from the Andes and Amazon of Peru.
  • After that, we’ll take you through a walking around the streets of Gamarra and you will have the opportunity to try some local snacks and typical street food (Locals Love it) and then we go towards the witches market.
2. The Witches Market
  • Snakes, lizards and other dissected animals are used as alternative medicine. This became part of the popular culture of locals since Andean people arrived.
  • On the other hand, we have a variety of aromatic herbs which are used by shamans to make ancestral rituals that invoke good luck and call upon money, wealth, and love.
  • The black Magic is also part of the performed rituals by Shamans in Gamarra, even though we are not participants of this, we consider it is important to take you and take a look at it!
  • At the end, if possible, you can be part of a unique experience, visiting the wise old woman from the Andes who have the ability to read your future through the coca leafs.
  • By the end of your tour and to finish with a true local experience, we will take the linea 1 public train on the way back to your accomodation.
  • This tour is unique, super interesting and a sight to see if you enjoy lots of action and vibrant streets filled with activity.
  • We guarantee a day you will never forget. Dare to explore the bizarre Lima in a different way!
  • For 2 – 6 people: 45 USD each
  • For 7 – 10 people: 40 USD each

 

Note:

  • The prices provided are for shared groups, if you want a private service or you would like to join a shared group, ask for availability please.
  • We want to inform you that, on all public holidays in Peru, our prices will have a 50% increase.
  • Pick up from your hotel.
  • Private transport.
  • Professional tour guide.
  • Tour in English/Spanish.
  • Local Snacks.
  • Taxes.
  • Return transport to your hotel location.
  • All of our prices include pick up and drop off to your hotel only if it is located in: Miraflores, San Isidro, Barranco or the Center of Lima. Outside of these specific districts, we ask you to pay an extra fee for your pick up and drop off.
  • Monday – Saturday: 9:30 am or 2:00pm
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • A hat
  • A bottle of water
  • Please do not bring any kind of large bags or purses.

TripAdvisor Reviews

Niamh C
Niamh C
2024-05-04
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It is definitely worth it! This cooking class was great. Went with two other friends, it was well organised, the dinner set up was lovely. The ceviche and pisco sour was delicious! Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to do a cooking class in Lima. You could also buy wine from them so you could have a nice glass (or two) with your ceviche
telvin
telvin
2024-05-04
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Helpfull and very Kind Guide ıt ıs good half day city tour we got spot point of historical city.Driver and Guide was on time in our hotel for pick up. My opininon is half day city tour is quite enough before you got tired :) Our quide Saulino is so helpful and very gently to us he was so patience and calm down to all our questions.The city is so beatiful people are so respectful and calm that is all we needs during our vacation.
Ahmed B
Ahmed B
2024-05-03
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Great experience Excellent class, amazing guilds and great group. We had so much fun on top of the Peruvian food experience. I would definitely do it again.
Caio Lemos
Caio Lemos
2024-05-02
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Had a great tour with Aura Really great overview of Lima. Our guide, Aura was exceptional - she is full of energy, knowledgeable and empathetic. Definitely recommend for anyone visiting Lima! 5 stars
Kerri D
Kerri D
2024-05-02
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A taste of Lima! I arrived a day earlier than my family and booked this last minute, I’m so grateful that I did!! This cooking class was my favorite part of Lima, they brought me to the market to pick out the fresh food and then back to the spot to cook. We made Causa and Lomo Saltado, and had a bunch of potatoes and fruits along the way. It was a great way to try a taste of Peru and the chef and guides were so so kind. 10/10 would recommend!
thomas h
thomas h
2024-05-02
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Great time. Highly recommended. Great day. Food and experience was excellent. Trip through market was fun and a great education of the different food types we would be eating. We did not leave Hungary
Kyrsten B
Kyrsten B
2024-04-30
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Lima central tour was wonderful! Great history and Cesar was an enthusiastic and humorous guide. Lucky to see extensive catacombs and San Francisco church was amazing. Plus a churros treat! Overall well done tour !
KG1201
KG1201
2024-04-27
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Perfect tour! An amazing half day tour! Everything about this tour was perfect and smooth. Julio was our guide and he was informative, funny, and personable. You see a lot of the main sights in downtown Lima for about 3.5 hours. The pickup and drop off from the hotel in Miraflores was on time and much appreciated.
Randy S
Randy S
2024-04-27
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Great way to experience downtown Lima. If you like small groups with a very knowledgeable guide, this tour is for you. So glad we decided to sign up. Pick up and drop off at our hotel was nice. Great tour guide and very safe driver.
Kevin R
Kevin R
2024-04-26
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Great introduction to Lima I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to get acquainted with Peru in general and the historic center of Lima in particular. Our bi-lingual guide, Saul, was very informative and had a great upbeat attitude. The transportation was a new, clean van and punctual.